Birthday celebration of Fr. Patrick Lobo @ Infant Mary Parish
Rev. Fr. Patrick Lobo celebrated his 77th birthday on Monday, 14th
March. 2022. The celebration began with a Thanksgiving Mass by Fr.
Patrick Lobo at 6 pm for which parishioners were present in large
numbers. The Parish priest Fr Ivan D’souza, Superior of Carmel Hill Fr.
Charles Serrao, Fr. Rayan Pinto, Fr. Shabas Crasta concelebrated the
mass. Fr. Charles Serrao preached the Homily.
The mass was followed by a stage programme in the Mini Hall which began
with a prayer led by Fr. Rayan Pinto. The Parish council Vice President
Mr. Prakash Saldanha welcomed the gathering. Mr. Joseph Mascarenhas
spoke a few words about Fr. Patrick Lobo. Fr. Ivan D'souza too shared
his feelings of appreciation and gratitude for all the love and service
Fr. Patrick Lobo has been giving to the Church and its people especially
his concern through his visits to families and the sick every evening.
Fr. Charles Serrao spoke a few words and offered a bouquet of flowers
wishing Fr. Patrick well in the coming years which was followed by cake
cutting. The parish choir team sang a song that was dedicated to Fr.
Patrick on his birthday.
Rev Fr. Patrick Lobo thanked the gathering for the love they showered on
him and that he was touched to see so many people partake in the
celebration. He thanked the parishioners for their love and constant
support. The stage programme was compered by Mrs Irene Pinto. Mrs Irene
Pinto proposed the vote of thanks after which the parishioners and the
different Associations of the parish came up to wish Fr. Patrick.
Birthday cake was served to all gathered for the celebration.